MP3 running file lost



Tyranid Prince
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
I've somehow managed to lose the file that allows me to use mp3 files, if I
try to run one it asks me to find "Program.exe". Where can i find/retrieve
this file?

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Tyranid Prince wrote:
> I've somehow managed to lose the file that allows me to use mp3
> files, if I try to run one it asks me to find "Program.exe". Where
> can i find/retrieve this file?

Still have Media Player?
Then you can still play it.

Just go download and install/reinstall Media Player 10..
Google for it or search Microsoft's web page..
Or..
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/mp10/

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Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Tyranid,

You can fix the audio and video file association settings by using this
command (from Start, Run)

%Systemroot%\INF\unregmp2.exe /SetWMPAsDefault

Note that this fixes the file associations, and also sets Windows Media
Player as the default handler for all the audio and video file types.
Alternately, you can launch WMPlayer.exe from Run dialog, and then fix the
association for .mp3 file type.

If that does not help, try WMP10 as Shenan said.

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"Tyranid Prince" <Tyranid Prince@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I've somehow managed to lose the file that allows me to use mp3 files, if
> I
> try to run one it asks me to find "Program.exe". Where can i
> find/retrieve
> this file?

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
> You can fix the audio and video file association settings by using
> this command (from Start, Run)
>
> %Systemroot%\INF\unregmp2.exe /SetWMPAsDefault
>
> Note that this fixes the file associations, and also sets Windows
> Media Player as the default handler for all the audio and video file
> types. Alternately, you can launch WMPlayer.exe from Run dialog, and
> then fix the association for .mp3 file type.

Another one of those hidden command line re-regs..

Thanks Ramesh.. Filing away for later use.

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MS-MVP
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Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
You're welcome Shenan. It's a command-line equivalent of Set Program Access
and Defaults.

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"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
>> You can fix the audio and video file association settings by using
>> this command (from Start, Run)
>>
>> %Systemroot%\INF\unregmp2.exe /SetWMPAsDefault
>>
>> Note that this fixes the file associations, and also sets Windows
>> Media Player as the default handler for all the audio and video file
>> types. Alternately, you can launch WMPlayer.exe from Run dialog, and
>> then fix the association for .mp3 file type.
>
> Another one of those hidden command line re-regs..
>
> Thanks Ramesh.. Filing away for later use.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>


MP3 running file lost